Lead: Louis Suárez-Potts
$Date: 2006/04/18 02:32:24 $
Last summer, Google sponsored a Summer of Code, program "designed to introduce students to the world of open-source software development." OpenOffice.org is one of the participants. Several students worked on OpenOffice.org during their summer and their reactions and insights can be read in a series of interviews.
To encourage the use of OpenOffice.org by post-secondary school staff, faculty, and students, and to provide a central node for the development of OpenOffice.org by students, either working alone or in a class.
Increasingly, faculty and staff at post-secondary institutions, both public and private, are using OpenOffice.org. Equally, more and more professors and students are considering OpenOffice.org as reasonable for learning programming and development. This project therefore has two main aims:
- Encouraging use of OpenOffice.org
- Encouraging development of OpenOffice.org
In the first category, we work with the larger Marketing Project; in the second, with other extant development projects. However, there are unique elements characterizing student work on OpenOffice.org. Students may work independently; or they may work jointly, as a team; or they may be working to satisfy course requirements.
We use for discussions on growing the use of OpenOffice.org in post-secondary institutions the email@example.com list.
- Subscribe: Send a blank email (no subject, no content) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Archives: http://marketing.openoffice.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=educ
There are several ways one can contribute to this subproject. If you know of a post-secondary institution using (or planning on using) OpenOffice.org, let us know by sending a note to email@example.com, the list for this project. We would like to add to the list below. We can further help by:
- Walking post-secondary schools through the process of including OpenOffice.org in their portfolio of applications
- Resolving questions related to using and deploying OpenOffice.org by faculty, students, and staff
Second, if you are interested in developing OpenOffice.org, either individually or as part of coursework, there are several ways this project can help:
- Suggest and coordinate group work in the development projects
- Suggest a workflow plan for courses using OpenOffice.org to teach programming. To this end, we have sketched a preliminary course plan that is free to be used and improved upon
The list below is quite incomplete. If you know of any university or college making the switch, send a note to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
|University of Southern Mississippi||USA|
|Open Source Development and Documentation Project||USA|
|City University London||United Kingdom|
|Southampton Solent University||United Kingdom|
|Universidad de Murcia||España|
|Pontificia Universidad Javeriana||Colombia|